How to Choose a Sunscreen the Correct Way This Summer

How to Choose a Sunscreen the Correct Way This Summer

July just came in, and the summer season is in full swing. The biggest question now is, “Am I using the right sunscreen?” In this article, we’re going to answer this and more!

This season stretches the days longer and the sun becoming harsher than it usually is, you’d want to have all the protection your skin can get when going outside. But how do you know that a sunscreen product is the right one for you in the first place?

Applying sunscreen is one of the constants of a basic skincare routine; however, most people tend to overlook this product and skip this step. DON’T! Never forget to wear sunscreen, even if you’re going for a short walk outside. Regardless of the current weather, whether it’s sunny or cloudy, always wear sunscreen. The sun’s UV rays can be harsh and may cause skin damage, leading to serious skin diseases.


Choosing sunscreen is just like picking out the rest of your skincare products for your routine. You’d need to point out different factors, like your skin type and the product’s formulation. However, sunscreens have another set of checklist, which we enumerate here:

  • Broad Spectrum Protection
    If you see the “Broad Spectrum” label, it means that the sunscreen can protect you from the UVA (Ultraviolet A) and UVB (Ultraviolet B) rays, which contribute to sunburns, skin aging, and skin cancer.
  • SPF
    As the American Academy of Dermatology suggests, a sunscreen should have an SPF of 30 or higher. The higher the SPF rating, the better the sunscreen is in giving your skin sun protection.
  • Water-Resistant
    Ensure that your sunscreen is water-resistant; this means that the product can withstand wetness or sweat for a while. Keep in mind that you’d still need to reapply your sunscreen to maintain your sun protection!

We’re just getting the hang of summer. Make sure your sunscreen got your back!

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